Dream Destinations for Every Type of Honeymoon
With far-flung travel now more accessible than ever, that once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon trip could take you anywhere. But what are you and your new spouse looking for in a honeymoon? An adventure? Total and utter relaxation? A challenge? A tan?
With the diversity of experiences on offer, it can be hard to know where to start. So Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, delved into its internal data to find the best honeymoon destinations for every type of trip you could take; nature, food, culture, history, and beach.*
Escape to Bohinj, Slovenia for untouched beauty and a breathtaking natural landscape. Top attractions include the Julian Apls and Lake Bohinj.
Where to stay: Situated in the heart of Triglav National Park is the beautiful Hotel Gasperin Bohinj. Just a stone’s throw away from Bohinj Lake, this charming lodge offers rooms with a view and daily buffet breakfasts. Newlyweds looking for a honeymoon surrounded by nature will love the activities that Hotel Gasperin Bohinj has to offer, from hiking trails, mountain climbing and even paragliding through Mount Triglav and the Julian Alps. Other popular outdoor activities within Bohinj Valley include cycling, kayaking, rowing boats and scenic boat tours on the lake. The perfect secluded setting for you and your loved one.
Experience the famous southern hospitality and savour delicious soul food while enjoying your honeymoon stay in Asheville, USA, also known for its vibrant arts scene, historic architecture and Blue Ridge Mountains.
Where to stay: Experience world-class service at The Omni Grove Park Inn - Asheville and treat your taste buds to the finest of southern comfort hospitality. Wake up to stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, take a dip in the three indoor and outdoor pools and tuck into daily continental breakfasts. Relax with your loved one in the subterranean spa, or have a game on the Donald Ross-designed golf course and then round off the evening at the Sunset Terrace serving classic steak and seafood cuisine. Tuck into traditional soul food at the Blue Ridge Dining Room offering a southern comfort style menu and serving craft ales.
Discover the tropical island paradise of Ubud, Indonesia and take in the rich culture from numerous famous holy sites, including Goa Gajah (the intricately carved Elephant Cave) and Gunung Kawi with its rock-cut shrines.
Where to stay: Romantic culture vultures will love the enchanting hideaway of Alam Terrace Cottages in the surrounding tropical rainforests of Ubud, known for its rice paddies, Hindu temples and shrines, ancient holy sites and traditional crafts and dance. Situated in the perfect location, travellers will love taking a trip to the nearby Monkey Forest, Puri Lukisan Museum and Ubud Traditional Market.
Retreat to the beautiful English countryside of Canterbury, UK, famous for its pilgrimage site from the Middle Ages and historical sites.
Where to stay: The idyllic Iffin Farmhouse is nestled in the beautiful countryside of Kent and offers spacious rooms, garden views and daily breakfast. This is the perfect getaway for newlyweds looking to soak up some local history as Canterbury has a wealth of historic sites to offer. From the 6th century St. Augustine’s Abbey to Canterbury Roman Museum to the Norman fortress of Canterbury Castle, there is something for everyone looking to expand their knowledge on their honeymoon.
Honeymooners seeking a peaceful beach getaway will love the tranquil village of Zahara de los Atunes, Spain, perfect for relaxing with your loved one on the golden sands.
Where to stay: Just a short stroll away from the beautiful Castillejos Beach is the charming Bungalow Agavehaus country house set in a lovely garden with a furnished terrace and BBQ facilities. Unwind on the golden sands and discover the set of small coves that line the coastline and the serene views from the spectacular cliffs overlooking the crystal blue waters.
*The destinations chosen were the highest-rated destinations for each of the endorsements; ‘nature’, ‘food’, ‘culture’, ‘history’, and ‘beach’. To be included in this list destinations also needed to have a recommendation score of at least 95%.